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BBC Drama ‘Dublin Murders’ Starts Tonight And It’s Going To Be The Next ‘Broadchurch’

BBC Drama ‘Dublin Murders’ Starts Tonight And It’s Going To Be The Next ‘Broadchurch’

'Dublin Murders' hits screens tonight and it's going to be your new crime obsession...

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Remember when we told you about upcoming BBC drama, Dublin Murders?

Well, PSA, it starts tonight, so you're going to want to cancel any plans you have immediately.

The gripping eight-part crime thriller, which begins on BBC One at 9pm, is one for fans of Broadchurch and The Fall, focusing on two dedicated detectives on a desperate hunt to resolve two crimes that have devastated their local area.

And the series - based on internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels by Tana French and adapted by Sarah Phelps - looks like it is not one to miss, described as a "dark psychological mystery with a tap root that drops deep down into Ireland's past, foreshadows the future and brings insight to its present." Colour us intrigued...

New BBC Crime Drama Dublin Murders Looks Like The Next Broadchurch

It centres on detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, played by Killian Scott and Sarah Greene respectively, and their research into the murder of a young talented ballerina found dead on an ancient stone altar in the woods, as well as the killing of a vivacious free-spirited woman found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage.

Set during during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, both murders (at first) do not appear to be related, but the detectives soon find that to be far from the case.

Naturally, as is almost always the case in cop dramas, Rob and Cassie have a complicated professional relationship and a lot of drama going on in their own lives, as well as deep routed personal ties to the crime.

But be warned...while we positively cannot wait for a new crime series to get our teeth stuck into, even the lead Sarah Greene has warned viewers that the show is "really, really dark".

The detectives in Dublin Murders [played by Killian Scott and Sarah Greene] have a complicated relationship

"I was pretty broken by the end of it," the Penny Dreadful actress told the Scotland Herald, admitting she had taken two months to recuperate after filming.

While Love/Hate star Killian Scott agreed: "You do get to the stage where you're exhausted."

Dublin Murders focuses on two seemingly unrelated deaths

With a mostly Irish cast, the series also stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Frank, Leah McNamara as Rosalind, Moe Dunford as Sam, Jonny Holden as Damien, Ian Kenny as Phelan, Eugene O'Hare as Quigley.

Plus, Conleth Hill stars as O Kelly and Peter McDonald as Jonathan.

We know what we'll be tuning into tonight!

Dublin Murders begins on Monday, 14th October at 9pm on BBC1, followed by episode two on Tuesday, 15th October at 9pm. It will air in the US on Starz on November 10th.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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